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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. An English verb complex consisting of a verb and one or more following particles and acting as a complete syntactic and semantic unit, as look up in She looked up the word in the dictionary or She looked the word up in the dictionary.

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  • n. A phrase, consisting of a verb and either or both of a preposition or adverb, that has idiomatic meaning.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. an English verb followed by one or more particles where the combination behaves as a syntactic and semantic unit

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